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FIRST LOOK! Bond 24 SPECTRE Film location - FYEO POTENTIAL SPOILERS - FILM LOCATION


Posted by Craig Grobler on Google+ On Thursday, December 11, 2014

Bond 24 SPECTRE Camden LocationAs we did with Skyfall - when we heard, via our sources that the Bond production team were ramping up for the first on location SPECTRE shoot outside of their Pinewood Studios 007 Stage. We immediately dispatched one of our top men - Hemingford Grey to the scene, keen to hear what he could uncover.

As it turns out quite a lot (I can't get him to stop talking) he has sadly taken an oath of secrecy on some very exciting bits but he certainly did not learn enough to give any indication to the larger world of SPECTRE. I should warn you even though there is much wild speculation in and amongst what we know reading this may - potentially spoil a very cool scene from SPECTRE. Over to Hemingford.

Very often while watching an old film I would think something to the effect of Wow! It must have been really special to be around when that was made. Naturally being a confirmed Bondophile it happens a lot when watching Bond's escapades.

Visiting or seeing a film location in real life brings one a little closer to the magic of film beyond the screen. And in some small way allows you capture a little bit of the magic. Sitting around with the great-grandkids one day when the old James Bond classic SPECTRE comes on TV, being able to say "Yea I saw that in real life" is quite special, hell it's even special for me to be able to say right now.

And again we take some pride in the fact that we can bring you some news & photos that are hot off the press for Bond fan eyes only.


Bond 24 Spectre Teaser Poster
Bond 24 Spectre Teaser Poster (ZOOM)
The Establishing Shot: 007 Crew at SPECTRE FILM LOCATION - LONDON
The Establishing Shot: 007 Crew at SPECTRE FILM LOCATION - LONDON
SPECTRE

A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organisation. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.

Director:
Sam Mendes


Writers:

Ian Fleming, John Logan, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade

Stars:
Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Dave Bautista, 
Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Léa Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear

As most of you know the first day of principal photography for SPECTRE  took place, as promised by Sam Mendes last Monday the 8 December at the Pinewood 007 Studio Lot. With much discussion amongst Bond aficionados about some (non principal) filming having taken place earlier this year in Morocco, which will be revisited.



SPECTRE DAY 1 Shoot Starts

As a side - In the Day 1. Twitter update we got to see a Royal Doulton Bulldog presumably the one bequeathed to Bond by M to signify that he should carry on the flame of protector.

However it's all cracked and been glued back together. Does this further the metaphor as alluded to with Bond's Skyfall quip "The whole office goes up in smoke and that bloody thing survives!" Is Bond back, cracked, but back?

Or is this a hint that Bond's world is actually broken?

Either way - the 007 team are certainly not messing about just a day after shooting began on a set/s already constructed at Pinewood. Building started on this external location. As the crew have been working through the night construction is  surprisingly advanced for such an early stage.

The Establishing Shot: SPECTRE FILM LOCATION - LONDON
The Establishing Shot: SPECTRE FILM LOCATION - LONDON

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A stones throw from where James Bond (Daniel Craig) was seen in the Skyfall Teaser Trailer jogging through Regent's Park - but as with Skyfall out of respect we aren't going to go into exact details of where this location is - but it should be very apparent to anyone that has visited London and no doubt in the coming days Social Media will be flooded with information.

As its out in the open now as most guessed the location is the world famous Camden Market Lock.

We can however confirm that we can look forward to a water based scene in SPECTRE - although if this is a crucial or incidental scene is not known, as is, who exactly will be in the scene on the water.

The Establishing Shot: SPECTRE FILM LOCATION - LONDON
The Establishing Shot: SPECTRE FILM LOCATION - LONDON
The location is a well known canal Lock. Initially was very chuffed that it would feature in the film, as I am, whenever we get to see more of the great city of London on screen, more so as this location is iconic in its own right.


However it looks as if it will be blue screened to look like another iconic water location which has previously featured in a Bond film. Not a specific location I hasten to add, rather a body of water.

The Establishing Shot: SPECTRE FILM LOCATION - LONDON
The Establishing Shot: SPECTRE FILM LOCATION - LONDON
Of course the parallels immediately kicked off wild speculative guesses about whether, as with the Aston Martin's return in Casino Royale, could we possibly expect the return of another recent iconic Bond vehicle?


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Or, or even a new vehicle to add to the collection as with Skyfall's AgustaWestland AW101 Helicopter?

The Establishing Shot: SPECTRE FILM LOCATION - LONDON

The most ardent Batman and Bond fans will know Mr. Chris Corbould the special effects supervisor on 13 14 Bond films and Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy has expressed an interest in water based vehicles. Below is an excerpt from an interview with Digital Spy.

I was heavily pushing for a Batboat ... I love working on water and thought it would have been a great Bat-vehicle. Chris felt that it wasn't big enough for the last in his trilogy so he went for [The Bat instead]...And as interesting as a water borne Bat vehicle would have been, it's hard to deny that The Bat was a pretty solid spectacle."

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So this doesn't seem to far outside the realm of possibility as it would appear that Corbould may be bringing his vision to life afterall.

The Establishing Shot: SPECTRE FILM LOCATION - LONDON

The Establishing Shot: SPECTRE FILM LOCATION - LONDON

On the one side of the canal the blue screen float was still being constructed, on the other it looks like an architectural feature would be used, presumably for some water based vehicle to make its way out of and pass by the blue screen area. Very exciting indeed if this actually happens.

The Establishing Shot: SPECTRE FILM LOCATION - LONDON


The Establishing Shot: 007 Crew at SPECTRE FILM LOCATION - LONDON

The Establishing Shot: 007 Crew at SPECTRE FILM LOCATION - LONDON

The 007 team are expected to be in the area for another two weeks with filming taking place over 1, or 2 days during which the area would be locked down to avoid looky loos.

Of course there is lot of speculation above so who knows?

The Establishing Shot Film Location Map: Bond 24 SPECTRE Camden Locke Location

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For more information on SPECTRE head over to the official James Bond website http://www.007.com/, FaceBook page  https://www.facebook.com/JamesBond007 or the official 007 Twitter feed https://twitter.com/007


Slideshow: SPECTRE



SPECTRE

THE 24TH JAMES BOND ADVENTURE
SET TO BEGIN PRODUCTION

Directed by Sam Mendes 
Produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli 
Starring Daniel Craig as James Bond 007

LONDON, UK, December 4, 2014 – 007 Soundstage, Pinewood Studios, London.  James Bond Producers, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli today released the title of the 24th James Bond adventure, SPECTRE.  The film, from Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment, is directed by Sam Mendes and stars Daniel Craig, who returns for his fourth film as Ian Fleming’s James Bond 007.  SPECTRE begins principal photography on Monday, December 8, and is set for global release on November 6, 2015.

Along with Daniel Craig, Mendes presented the returning cast, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw and Rory Kinnear as well as introducing Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Dave Bautista, Monica Bellucci and Andrew Scott.  Mendes also revealed Bond’s sleek new Aston Martin, the DB10, created exclusively for SPECTRE.

A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organisation. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.

The 007 production will be based at Pinewood Studios, and on location in London, Mexico City, Rome and Tangier and Erfoud, in Morocco.  Bond will return to the snow once again, this time in Sölden, along with other Austrian locations, Obertilliach, and Lake Altaussee.

Commenting on the announcement, Wilson and Broccoli said, “We’re excited to announce Daniel’s fourth installment in the series and thrilled that Sam has taken on the challenge of following on the success of SKYFALL with SPECTRE.”.

Written by John Logan and Neal Purvis & Robert Wade, Director of Photography is Hoyte van Hoytema and Editor is Lee Smith.  Production Designer, Dennis Gassner returns along with Costume Designer, Jany Temime and Composer, Thomas Newman.  Action Specialist, Alexander Witt is the 2nd Unit Director.  Stunt Coordinator is Gary Powell, SFX Supervisor is Chris Corbould, and Visual Effects Supervisor is Steve Begg.

Skyfall, the 23rd James Bond film, was a worldwide box office phenomenon, opening #1 in 70 territories around the world, taking over $1.1 billion worldwide and setting a new all-time box office record in the UK by becoming the first film to take over £100 million.

Promotional partners returning to the Bond franchise include Aston Martin, Bollinger, Heineken, Jaguar Land Rover, Omega, Sony Electronics, and Sony Mobile.

James Bond is the longest running, and one of the most successful franchises of all time, with twenty-three films produced and the twenty-fourth about to go in to production. Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli succeeded Albert R 'Cubby' Broccoli and have produced the past seven Bond films together, including the highly successful Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace and Skyfall. All of the James Bond films have been made in collaboration with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios or United Artists, its predecessor.

SPECTRE is set for global release on November 6, 2015.

The Establishing Shot: FIRST LOOK! BOND 24 SPECTRE FILM LOCATION - FYEO POTENTIAL SPOILERS

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